Strings For All: Pops is a welcomed addition to the popular "...For All" series. Each book is in four-line score form, so parts can be played by any members of the string family: violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All songs are in familiar keys, and bowings are included. Songs can be played as a solo or with a large group. An optional score/piano accompaniment book is also available.
Any Way You Want It
Over the Rainbow
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Gimme Some Lovin'
Hedwig's Theme (From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
Paint It Black
(I Cant' Get No) Satisfaction
Don't Stop Believing
James Bond Theme
Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)
"Playing With Style" is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms, and syncopation. In the string parts, the melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Fingerings have been kept to a minimum and are normally included only for clarification of chromatic passages or where notes go out of first position.
Title: Playing with Style: Duets, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
This method encourages creativity in the student by including variations to the tunes and illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation. To assist in the development of ensemble skills, chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing are included. A CD for listening and play-along captures the excitement of the music and aids instruction. This book is beneficial for both fiddle students and classical Suzuki violin students.
Title: The American Fiddle Method, By Wicklund, B. and Farr, F., Published by Mel Bay Publications
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Instrumental Solos
Thematic interpretations of
11 selections from Howard Shore's brilliant score to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Shore masterfully expands upon the musical palette of Middle-earth, blending familiar motifs from the Lord of the Rings
trilogy with an exciting array of memorable new themes.
Each book contains a carefully edited part complete with bowings, articulations and keys well suited for the level 2-3 player. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is also provided, which features a DEMO track of each song followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. PDF piano and guitar accompaniments are also available for print on the CD.
Book 2: An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method. A unique letter-note style of music notation is used to ensure a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing through a wide variety of fun-to-play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
Title: Strictly Strings: Book 2, By Dillon/Kjelland/O'Reilly, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This series contains a collection of tunes that can be taught equally well in class or private lessons. Each unit contains a tune, written out solos, backgrounds, bass lines and parts for piano and percussion (or use the play-along CD). Beginning improvisation is developed through the use of preparatory pages and aural echoes on the CD. Improvisation is possible, but not required, for a successful performance.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic, Edited by Sabien, Randy and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
This popular collection of classical violin solos, edited by the noted violinist and teacher Josef Gingold, now includes an enhanced accompaniment CD option. In addition to providing piano accompaniments to play along with, it can also be used on a PC/MAC to adjust the tempo to the player's preference.
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
15 contemporary chart-topping Christmas favorites with a CD of backing tracks so you can play along with a professional band.
The Chipmunk Song
Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
A Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
A Marshmallow World
Mistletoe And Holly
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry)
Somewhere In My Memory
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
You're All I Want For Christmas
Solo arrangements of 15 favorite Christmas carols with CD Accompaniment.
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Deck The Hall
The First Noel
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
O Christmas Tree
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Sing We Now Of Christmas
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
New from the Philharmonic series, this collection is an absolutely perfect way to introduce Celtic fiddling to your youngest string players! Eleven tunes from the Celtic fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, very easy "Basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. The tune is also presented in an "Advanced", but still accessible version of the tune. Lyrics are included where applicable. The optional accompaniment CD features recordings of the Basic and the Advanced tune as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.